What do you do at Wave Digital?
My role is as a Digital Designer specialising in UI/UX, so it’s a mixed role but, basically, it means I design many different things at Wave.
The first part, user interface design (UI) is what I spend the majority of my time doing. It involves creating the visual design for apps and websites.
Depending on the project, this can also include branding, illustration, interaction design, and motion design. User experience design (UX) is the other half which involves understanding the people who will be using the product, making sure it’s not just functional but that it’s intuitive, too.
UX creates a strong base for the UI, meaning every aspect of the experience I’m designing is centred around people.
What did you do before you joined Wave Digital?
Before I started working for Wave Digital, I was studying Communication Design at Monash University, and working as a freelance designer on a range of design outcomes in my spare time.
While at university, I shaped my degree so I could develop myself as a multidisciplinary designer, although I specialised in digital design through UX and motion design.
I also explored experience design through more traditional means such as publication design and illustration.
What do you like best about working at Wave Digital?
Everyone at Wave is extremely talented at what they do. They know how to work hard, but they also know how to enjoy themselves, the work, and each other.
One minute there’s a detailed conversation about how we can best utilise the latest technological advancements for our clients and the next moment we might be enjoying a team BBQ on the balcony.
Sometimes, our clients even join in!
What has been your favourite ‘job’ you’ve done while at Wave Digital?
So far my favourite project has been the iOS app we are creating for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. It’s a project that brought out everyone on the team’s strongest skills, with detailed strategy workshops, an enormous focus on user experience design, testing new technologies, and contemporary visual design.
Personally, it’s given me the chance to work closely with a variety of users every step of the way. I strengthened my knowledge and skills in accessibility design, while also designing for new technologies that will be used by the development team.
We’ve built a strong relationship with the client, and are creating a product that will really help people.
What’s something fun we don’t know about you?
My hobbies have two modes: extreme and incredibly lazy.
There’s nothing I love more than watching films and TV series and getting incredibly invested in the production of it – reading essays, books, forums, and listening to podcasts on a variety of cinema and TV-based content.
However, on the more surprising side I’m a huge adrenalin junkie. Often going black water rafting, sky diving, canyoning, bungee jumping and riding world-record holding roller coasters.